Image Map

A new layout and an award!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

So then, thoughts on the new design? I admit I haven't had time to play around with it properly yet but as the old one disappeared on Friday and I didn't want to leave the poor blog looking forlorn and blank, I've chucked this one together for now. It should hopefully allow for bigger photos which I've been trying to sort out for a while now. I'm sure tweaks will be made shortly but any comments on it are very welcome.

The lovely Eilidh gave me this award last week and I have to list 10 things I like. So, in no particular order, here goes:

1) Old houses, especially Georgian ones.

2) Pratting about with friends

3) Dales ponies

4) Children's books

5) Taking photos of my feet

6) The occasional afternoon of alcofrolics

7) Flowers, especially sweet williams and freesias.

8) Cats

9) Wandering around towns and discovering unexpected things

10) Henry Cavill

And I tag anyone else that wants to do it.


  1. Cats and fuchsias are two of my favourite things, so that photo pleases me.

    As for the layout, much cheerier and more you!

  2. I love those flowers! And the layout is very pretty (first time visitor here so I don't know what it looked like before)

  3. Fabulous new layout, Alex and I'd love you to join me in our Georgian house for an afternoon of alcofrolics, pratting around and cat fancying.
    Congrats on the award and I loved The Devil's Cub. I'd quite like Vidal to carry me off in his chaise. xxx

  4. The layout is much more brighter and clearer, really cheery too.

    Number 4 and number 8, cats and childrens books, my absolute favourite too.

  5. I'm up for alcofrolics,pratting around and cat fancying too!!!Huzzah!!
    Sweet Williams are adorable.

  6. I love the new layout. Congrats on the award! I enjoyed seeing what your 10 happy things were :)

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  7. Oh I love the new layout, what a beautiful background. Alocfrolics is possibly my new favourite word

  8. Oooh, I love this post! I love Georgian houses, alcofrolics, cats and Henry Cavill too, oh my!

    Might take you up on that tag sometime soon ;-)

  9. What a fab post Alex! Alcofrolics and pratting around sound right up my street! x

  10. Well I've never heard of that guy in the last pic but hes yummy!

  11. Fab new layout. Love the Georgian house shot. And a boozy girly afternoon is always a delight. xx

  12. I love the new layout. It makes me feel like I'm sitting in a spring day =)

    About cupcakes: I actually think they taste better than slices of cake. There is a better ratio of outside to side for my taste buds. Silly I know, but I'm big on flavor. I hardly ever eat out actually because I love my own cooking.

  13. Alcofrolics has to be my favourite in this list. I think I have a slight problem... haha ;)
    Love the new layout! x

  14. lovely pics and i love the word alcofrolics! haha


  15. Ooh, you have a French on your toes, how very swish! Love this post =) x

  16. Love the new layout, congrats on the award and those sandals are ADORABLE!

  17. I love fuchsias, cats and of course afternoon alcofrolics! Liking the new layout too!

  18. Such sweet pictures, especially the cat one!
    Congrats on your award :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment xxx

  19. What a great list! I have been obsessed with kids books lately... getting my list ready for when I have kids actually. Hahahaha. They are going to have the classics by Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton , Dr Suess... as well as a fun mix of flap books etc. I'm going to have a library for them :) What are your faves?


I'm easily pleased - a simple comment will cheer me up no end. So do drop me a line below...

Sorry to readers who prefer to comment anonymously but I am getting clobbered with spam at the moment so have had to disable anon comments. Feel free to get in touch with me in another way!